Book Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait for You by J. Lynn
Series: Wait for You #1
Release Date: April 2nd 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: English
Print Length: 384 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, College
Target Reader: New Adult

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Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

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REVIEW BY ALEXA

Berhubung masih demam Lux Series, maka kesempatan untuk sampling tulisan lain dari Jennifer L Armentrout tidak boleh disia-siakan. Kalau tulisan genre YA nya saja sudah bikin aku megap-megap penuh cinta, gimana dengan buku NA nya?

“There was a difference between loving someone and being in love”

Cameron, adalah pujaan seisi kampus. Dia pria tinggi tegap berisi, dengan tato di dada dan otot perut berpetak-petak yang bisa diterawang jelas dari jarak 200 meter. Berambut hitam dengan ikal kusut yang seksi, mata biru electrik yang terlalu sempurna (apa sampai disini agak familiar? tidak? coba ganti biru dengan hijau). Jangan lupa kombinasi maut senyum yang bisa membuat aliran darah berpindah rute, tingkat pede yang diluar batas manusia normal, dan kelakuan menawan yang bisa melelehkan hati calon ibu mertua yang paling kejam sekalipun. Dia adalah gambaran sempurna pria idaman setiap gadis kampus.

Tapi Cam dan segala pesonanya menjadi ancaman serius untuk masa depan Avery. Yea, gadis ini menyimpan rahasia gelap masa lalu yang membuatnya tak menginginkan relationship apapun dan pergi dari rumah. Jadi walaupun pria itu jago bikin cookies yang enaknya lebih ilegal daripada narkoba, punya piaran kura-kura yang seimut Ninja Turtle, hobby shirtlessnya yang meresahkan, atau atitude 3P (pepet pepet pede) ala angkotnya yang tidak sehat itu, yaa.. Avery harus menghalau semua godaan Cam.

“Fuck Avery, You think I don’t want you?” His voice came out low, almost a growl. “There’s not a single part of you that I don’t’ want, you understand? I want to be on you and inside you. I want you against the wall, on the couch, in your bed, in my bed, and every fucking place I can possibly think of, and trust me, I have a vast imagination when it comes to these kinds of things. Don’t ever doubt that I want you”

Bagian favoritku dari novel ini adalah karakter-karakter dan interaksinya yang manis dan bikin gemes. Banter Cam dan Avery selalu bikin senyum. Kepolosan dan sikap defensif Avery nyaris tidak bisa jadi lawan permainan kata bermakna ganda dan kegigihan Cam. Perjuangan mereka untuk bersama-sama menghadapi masa lalu dan maju bersama juga sangat menyentuh. Tranformasi sikap Avery mengagumkan. Para figuran, Jacob, Ollie dan Brittany juga sangat menghibur. Buku ini juga mengubah pandangan hidupku terhadap keseksian cookies dan potensinya sebagai penghantar orgasme.

Yah boleh dibilang buku ini ditulis dengan sangat baik tapi tidak memberikan getaran yang kuharapkan. Jauh dari kata jelek tapi terasa datar saja karena tidak ada sesuatu yang berbeda dari tema yang sudah terlalu mainstream. Memang cerita ini ditulis dengan kemanisan dan romantisme kelas tinggi yang bisa melelehkan hati sekeras batu, dan hero super sempurna yang bisa membuat gadis-gadis dehidrasi karena kebanyakan ngiler. Mrs Jen juga jago membangun tensi sensual yang sangat seksi. Tapi saat 80 persen plot yang ada bisa ditebak dan formula standar NA begitu mendominasi dan beberapa quote juga terasa de ja vu, jujur itu tidak terlalu membangkitkan semangat.

OVERALL RATING

3stars

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